KYNM-CD is a low-powered digital Class A television station in Albuquerque, New Mexico broadcasting on digital UHF channel 21. Digital channel 21.1 airs Spanish-language programming from MundoMax in high definition. Digital channel 21.2 airs programming from Tuff TV, a commercial network that broadcasts content targeted at a male audience. Digital channel 21.3 airs Retro TV, which features reruns of classic TV shows. Channel 21.4 airs the automotive network Rev'n. All three English-language commercial networks are run by Luken Communications in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 21.5 airs programming from WeatherNation TV.

KYNM is owned by Belmax Broadcasting.

Local programming

KYNM has also showcased local programming such as "" a half-hour show about cars and other forms of transportation which aired on both digital channels 30.1 and 30.2. Also featured is "" a local entertainment talk show hosted by local comedian Steven Michael Quezada with music from funk band The James Douglas Show. The program initially airs Saturdays on KWBQ but re-airings are shown mostly on Tuff TV 30.2 on weeknights. Channel 30.1 also features tourist information from around the state that airs weekday mornings as well as other local information. Beginning in January 2012, KYNM started airing local high school sports programming from on channels 30.1 and 30.2. The JENNi20 Countdown aired on KYNM from Jan to Jun 2012, but is now available on uTV Comcast Channel 26 Saturday from 4pm to 6pm. The JENNi20 Countdown was hosted by 15-year-old, Jennifer Smart, the youngest radio station owner in the USA at the time when she owned KALY-AM 1240 (now KDSK).


From 1991-1999, this station was a low powered repeater for KCHF-TV channel 11 a religious television station based in Santa Fe, New Mexico as K61EQ channel 61. The channel began to show programming independently as KYNM-LP in 1999 as a Christian music video outlet on channel 61 branding itself as "YTV" (Your music television). It moved to channel 30 in 2004, but eventually dropped YTV for Almavision, a Spanish-language religious network. In 2008, it was again simulcasting KCHF channel 11 until February 1, 2011, when it began airing programming from My Family TV, which still featured a few religious programs but aired mostly secular general audience programs. On April 1, 2011, it added a second digital channel airing programming from the Tuff TV network. On September 27, 2011, KYNM became the second station after KSMI-LP in Wichita, Kansas to carry the newly launched PBJ network, which featured mostly classic children's programs both live action and animated. On May 3, 2012, the full My Family TV schedule had moved to channel 30.3 with PBJ moving to 30.4, as the main channel on 30.1 had been featuring more local programming. WeatherNation was added in early August 2012 on channel 30.6. QVC was added on March 3, 2013 to channel 30.5. At the beginning of 2014, KYNM became the Albuquerque affiliate of MundoFox, the Spanish-language network from Fox Broadcasting, on digital channel 30.1 in high definition. WeatherNation and rebroadcasts from KCHF and KDAZ radio were dropped from the signal to provide the necessary bandwidth for HD broadcasts (they were later added to KNMQ-LD ch. 43). On July 1, 2014, Retro TV replaced My Family TV (which was renamed The Family Channel in February) on digital channel 30.3. [2] KYNM began operating on channel 21 on July 7, 2015. On July 22, 2015 PBJ was replaced with the automotive channel Rev'n. Since late December 2015 KYNM has aired Antenna TV on channel 21.6, however Antenna TV was also shown on KNMQ-LD and KCHF. By early June 2016 Antenna TV was deleted while QVC moved to KNMQ and KCHF while also adding QVC Plus. WeatherNation meanwhile returned to KYNM on channel 21.5.

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

ChannelVideoAspectPSIP Short NameProgramming[3]
21.1720p16:9KYNM-HDMain KYNM-LP programming / MundoMax
21.2480i4:3TUFF-TVTuff TV
21.3RetroRetro TV
21.5WeatherWeatherNation TV

Low-powered TV station were not required to meet the June 12, 2009 deadline.

In early September 2010, the station began broadcasting in digital on channel 51. KYNM continued to broadcast on analog channel 30 but by 2012 it would have frequent periods off the air occasionally returning to the air at reduced power.

In 2013 a construction permit was granted by the FCC to move KYNM-LD to channel 21 from channel 51, which the FCC plans to eliminate for television usage[4] as well as upgrading to a Class A television station and eliminating the analog signal. KYNM-CD was licensed for digital operation on channel 21 on June 3, 2015. At this time KYNM would begin testing its broadcast signal on channel 21 with audio from KDAZ radio until July 7 when it would begin airing the KYNM channel line-up. KYNM was still using channel 51 displayed as channel 30 with crawls on screen informing viewers the station is now on channel 21 until the signal was turned off in early August.